Long Range Acoustical Device (Metropolitan Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC.
Tracking #

2018-FOIA-01248

Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the District of Columbia Freedom of Information Act of 1974, D.C. Code Ann. § 2-531 et seq. ("D.C. Act"), I hereby request the following records:

This request deals with the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department's Long Range Acoustical Device (LRAD). This device was employed most famously during the various President Trump inauguration protests. The device is made by the LRAD Corporation. This request asks for:

-Contractual documents. Examples of this are invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents etc.

-Records of communication (letters, emails.) The domain for LRAD Corporation is lradx.com. The general sales email is sales@lradx.com.

-Any training documents or guidelines for the use of the LRAD. This is especially important due to the ability for the LRAD to leave long term hearing damage in those that are exposed to its warning mode.

-Any utilization logs for this device.

As a member of the media I request a fee waiver. My work appears regularly on MuckRock.com and I will link my author's page here as well: https://www.muckrock.com/news/author/chwaltman/. I have freelanced several pieces to Motherboard a subsidiary of VICE Media which can be found at the following link: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/contributor/curtis-waltman, and I have also written for DeSmogBlog.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Good Morning,

Public Documents does not have access to such information. Please submit this request to the Freedom of information Act Office. Thank you.

Sergeant Blonese Thomas
Metropolitan Police Department
Corporate Support Bureau
Records Branch
300 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

"We are the Metropolitan Police Department."
"We are here to help."

From: Curtis Waltman

Sgt. Thomas,

Would you mind letting me know the email that the FOIA office can be reached at? Thank you.

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Good morning,

All FOIA requests should be submitted to https://foia-dc.gov/palmain.aspx to be deemed as properly received by the FOIA office.

Thank you.

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Good morning,

Their e-mail address is https://foia-dc.gov/palmain.aspx.

Thank you.

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Dear Curtis Waltman,
A temporary password has been issued and sent to the email address provided. Please check your email for this temporary password and return to https://foia-dc.gov/palMain.aspx to login. If you have any previously submitted requests to DC Government you will be able to view them by logging into your user account
Kindly change the password provided by us.
Regards,
DC Government

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Dear Curtis Waltman,
Once you login, please change your password to protect your account details.

Username: chwaltman
Password: 1555cw&)
Regards,
DC Government

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Dear Curtis Waltman,
Case Number 2018-FOIA-01248 has been assigned to the request you submitted. In all future correspondence regarding this request please reference case number 2018-FOIA-01248.
Regards,
DC Government

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Dear Curtis Waltman,
Your request has been received by the DC Government. The request has been assigned tracking # '2018-FOIA-04133', please log into your account and review your submission.
The application address is https://foia-dc.gov/palMain.aspx.
Thank you,
DC Government

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Dear Mr. Waltman:
Pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 2-532(c), we have fifteen (15) business-days,subject to the possibility of a ten (10) working-day extension to respond tothe request as of the date of receipt.  Because your request falls underone and/or both of the categories listed below, we are exercising theadditional ten (10) day extension pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 2-532(d)(2) forthe following reason(s):

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S earch for, collect, and/or appropriately examine a voluminous amount of records and/or;
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o consult with other components within and/or outside the agency. T Beadvised, if your request is for Body Worn Camera (BWC) footage, D.C. Code § 2-532(c)allows 25 business days subject to the possibility of 15working-day extension, to respond to the request as of the date ofreceipt. Regards, Kimberly Robinson FOIA Specialist Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office Metropolitan Police Department

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Dear Curtis Waltman,
The status for your request is below. Please log in  to https://foia-dc.gov/palMain.aspx and go to Request Status. You can communicate directly with the FOIA officer processing your request by sending a message. To do so, click on the request ID and click Compose Message. Request status: In Process Description:

On Hold-Need Info/Clarification
Your request is on hold (meaning that the processing time is suspended) pending clarification of scope, request for additional information, etc. You will be notified via correspondence explaining any reasons(s) your request is on hold.

In Process

Your request is actively being processed by DC Government.

On Hold – Fee Related
Your request is on hold (meaning that the processing time is suspended) pending resolution of a fee matter, e.g., estimated costs exceed what was promised to pay, estimate cots exceed $250.00, etc. You will be notified via correspondence explaining the specific fee matter that must be resolved before processing continues.

Documents Delivered

Responsive documents have been delivered. If delivery was made to your private reading room, login to the portal to view/download the responsive documents. Otherwise the records will be delivered in the method requested.

Closed

Your request was processed and is closed.

Invalid Reference Number

The request number you referenced in your appeal is incorrect. https://foia-dc.gov/palMain.aspx
Sincerely,
DC Government

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